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Within the TYPHON’s TRITON-size case are two massive Noise Isolation Chambers (NICs). These cylindrical chambers take up the entire space within the TYPHON’s chassis and account for the majority of the TYPHON’s 43 pound weight. Each NIC contains an enormous volume of Shunyata’s patented ZrCa-2000 compound, which absorbs and dissipates high-frequency noise. Shunyata’s hollow-core VTX™ wiring, culled from ultra-pure OFC copper, runs through the chambers and connects to the IEC at the back of the TYPHON. In essence, the TYPHON is a purpose-built slave unit for the Hydra TRITON.
When connected to the TRITON, the HYDRA TYPHON triples the volume of the Noise Isolation Chambers (NIC) within the TRITON. The TYPHON/TRITON system reveals spatial and low-level detail information that no other product or combination of products can equal. This is not a subtle effect but one that uncovers recorded information otherwise obscured or buried in the noise floor. Unintelligible words, blurred instrumental passages or missing ambient information become clear as if for the first time. Although the TRITON has been critically acknowledged for reproducing state-of-the-art scale and micro-dynamic contrasts in sound, the TYPHON further solidifies instruments, voices and images as vivid three dimensional characters within the recording. HYDRA TYPHON dramatically expands the perceived volume of recorded space within a recording. Lateral and depth of field information emerge surrounded by spatial information that perfectly recreates the venue in which the recording was created.
How to connect a TYPHON
The TYPHON requires a dedicated umbilical power cord designed specifically to connect it to the TRITON Power Distribution Unit. A good quality TYPHON umbilical will be offered at a nominal cost. However, for optimal performance we highly recommend choosing an optional high-performance umbilical cord. One that matches the power cord that was selected to connect the TRITON to the wall outlet. As is the case with all electronic components, the TYPHON responds dramatically to improved power-connection science such as the technology used in Shunyata’s Reference power cords. Your dealer can offer several options that can be supplied with the TYPHON at additional cost.
The connection method for the TYPHON to the TRITON will be to plug the TYPHON power cord into one of the TRITON’s unused outlets. If all outlets are in use, it is best to use a simple power strip or Shunyata’s own PS8 power strip to connect less critical components so that you can use a primary outlet for the TYPHON.
How to evaluate a TYPHON
Due to the fact that the TYPHON works in parallel and not in-series with the TRITON there are a few specifics that should be followed when evaluating a TYPHON’s performance when connected to a TRITON.
Settling Time: Since the TYPHON does not carry the current load (the TRITON does) — it does not require burn-in per se but it does require a settling period. Simply plug the TYPHON into the TRITON and it will reach its full potential in about 5 days. We do not recommend critically evaluating the TYPHON before this settling period is complete.
Making the connection: Do not plug in and unplug the TYPHON in rapid succession for short listening or viewing samples. This will not accurately convey the performance effects of the TYPHON-TRITON system. The TYPHON’s effect on performance becomes obvious once it is disconnected from the TRITON after being connected for several hours or days, rather than upon it’s initial connection. This is a function of the gradually increasing effect of the TYPHON’s NICs once they are connected in parallel to the TRITON.
– US Max Input: 125-240 V~
– US Output: 90-240 V~ unregulated
– EU Max Input: 240 V~
– EU Output: 90-240 V~ unregulated
– US: Max current: 20 Amps (continuous)
– EU: Max current: 16 Amps (continuous)
– Peak instantaneous current: >100 Amps @ 8.33ms
OVER CURRENT PROTECTION
– Hydraulic electromagnetic breaker
SOCKETS / CONNECTORS
– Inlet: IEC 320 C20
– Outlet: IEC 320 J Outlet
– 6 gauge VTX conductors
– OFE C10100 Copper (Certified ASTM F68)
– KPIP Processed
– NIC™ v2 (Patented)
– QR/BB™ Technology (patent pending)
Line-outlet: > 15db (200 kHz – 30 MHz)
– 16 Gauge Powder Coated Steel Chassis
– Anodized Aluminum Faceplate
– Vibration Dampening (internal)
– AC Outlet Dampening Gaskets
– Shunyata’s Isolation Footer
– Width: xx
– Depth: xx
– Height: xx
– Weight: xx